Don Sebastiani

Prosecutors cannot enforce Michigan's 1931 abortion ban, judge rules

A Michigan judge on Friday blocked county prosecutors from enforcing the state's 1931 ban on abortion for the foreseeable future after two days of witness testimony from abortion experts, providers and the state's chief medical officer.The ruling comes after the state Court of Appeals said earlier this month that county prosecutors were not covered by a May order and could enforce the prohibition following the fall of Roe v. Wade by the U.S. Supreme Court.Oakland County Judge Jacob Cunningham filed a restraining order against county prosecutors hours after the Aug. 1 appeals court decision and following a request from attorneys...
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Steven Pasquale Joins Neve Campbell in ABC Drama Series ‘Avalon’

Steven Pasquale is set to star opposite Neve Campbell in the upcoming ABC series “Avalon,” Variety has learned. The announcement of Pasquale’s casting comes just one day after Campbell’s, with Campbell set to play the lead role in the show. It hails from co-creators David E. Kelley and Michael Connelly, with the show based on a short story that Connelly wrote. It was ordered straight-to-series at ABC in February. The series takes place in the main city of Avalon on Catalina Island, where LA Sheriff Department Detective Nicole “Nic” Searcy (Campbell) heads up a small office. Catalina has a local population that serves...
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot Is Officially "On Pause"

Back in 2018, it was announced that a Buffy the Vampire Slayer reboot was in the works with original series creator Joss Whedon. It was revealed that Agents of SHIELD alum Monica Owusu-Breen was set to pen a script and serve as the showrunner, and it was reported a Black actress would portray the lead slayer. Previously, it was said she would be playing Buffy, the role Sarah Michelle Gellar played in the original series that ran from 1997 to 2003. However, Owusu-Breen later clarified that the original show's characters "can't be replaced." No news has come out about the project since the announcement, and now it sounds like it might not be happening at all. Executive producer Gail Berman recently appeared on The Hollywood Reporter's TV's Top 5 podcast (via TV Line), and said the Buffy reboot is now "on pause."
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Judge denies Lindsey Graham's appeal to delay testimony before Georgia grand jury probing Trump

Sen. Lindsey Graham's latest attempt to delay his testimony before the Fulton County grand jury investigating whether then-President Trump and his allies interfered in the 2020 presidential election has been denied by a federal judge. Graham asked for an emergency stay over the order to testify, pending appeal, and asked the district judge to halt the grand jury's ability to enforce the subpoena. That request was denied.

‘Not some weird elitist class’: the scientists bringing an urgent message to the streets of Hobart

The chances of bumping into a scientist are higher in Hobart than any other city in Australia, largely thanks to its role as a hub for marine research. At the start of National Science Week, which wraps up this weekend, you would have been even more likely to recognise them, because they were wearing LED name badges with their name and research keyword.

Monarch Finances South Carolina Affordable Housing Project

The development will serve those earning at or below 60 percent of the area's median income. Monarch Private Capital, an environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) investment firm, has negotiated the $40 million financing of the construction of Gateway at Cross Creek, a seven building, 168-unit affordable housing community in Central, S.C. Monarch partnered with Gateway Development Corp. for the project’s completion, scheduled for 2023. The development was funded primarily through low-income housing tax credits.

Aubrey Plaza’s Jilted Queer Love Story in ‘Happiest Season’ Led to Twisted ‘Spin Me Round’ Romance

[Editor’s note: The following story contains some spoilers for “Spin Me Round.”] It’s difficult to dispute Aubrey Plaza’s versatility. From embarking on a credit card-swiping crime spree in “Emily the Criminal” to just maybe being the new Lara Croft in a “Tomb Raider” reboot (what, us and Edgar Wright can all dream!) and even taking apart the very concept of acting in “Black Bear,” Plaza has gone out of her way to deconstruct any attempts at typecasting her. So when “Spin Me Round,” the fourth collaboration with longtime creative partner and husband Jeff Baena, placed Plaza back in Italy after “The Little Hours”...

Zucchini Quiche Gluten Free No Crust

This is one of my family's favorite recipes. We have been making this for decades. It's easy to make and even better next day leftovers. Sometimes I add more cheese or more eggs depending on the amount of zucchini I have. Butter, zucchini, eggs, mozzarella, garlic powder, parsley, basil, oregano, salt, pepper, thyme, and fresh crushed garlic can be used also. Start with 1/2 teaspoon of all the spices and add more depending on the amount of zucchini. Just don't overdo the oregano. Thanks for watching.

Two Buffalo men arrested on two separate search warrants

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — The Buffalo Police Department announced Friday that two men, including a teenager, were arrested on gun charges following two search warrants. The first came on the 100 block of Deerfield Avenue, where police found a loaded gun along with ammunition. 18-year-old Marjon Wilson of Buffalo was charged with one count of criminal possession of a weapon. Wilson also has a pending gun charge from last June as well.

Wanted: Former Juvenile Supervision Officer accused of oppression

DALLAS – The Texas Juvenile Justice Department is searching for information leading to the arrest of a former Juvenile Supervision Officer. 49-year-old Michael Leopold Richards Jr. is wanted for Official Oppression committed while he was working at the Dallas County Juvenile Probation Department. Richards worked there from May 6, 2013, until he was fired.